It’s been a rocky year for Uber, although the ride-hailing app’s troubles started long before 2017. For years, Uber has found itself in the middle of scandals -- from issues with drivers to infringing on privacy. However, the one thing we’ve learned about Uber is that it has no boundaries.
From creating software to spy on its competitor Lyft to tracking the whereabouts of law enforcement officials, the company takes extraordinary measures to put itself at the top. However, it looks like it may be finally facing the consequences.
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In its most recent scandal, Uber’s use of the software “Greyball,” which was used to track authorities in cities that were cracking down on the app and have drivers avoid picking them up, has subjected the company to federal inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice. As the criminal investigation is underway, the company continues its internal investigation over sexual harassment and is in the middle of a lawsuit over intellectual property with Google’s self-driving company Waymo.
There were plenty of other times Uber has done some questionable activity -- especially when it comes to tracking people.
Check out these seven times the company has tracked people.